Rosland Capital – a leading precious metals company based in Los Angeles – today announced the creation of the Rosland Capital Fund in partnership with UCLA’s Veteran Resource Office at the Bruin Resource Center to provide education, wellness and financial resources for veteran students at University of California, Los Angeles. In September and January, Rosland Capital will donate a combined $10,000 to UCLA’s VRO to elevate success of its student veterans through programs offered during the Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 quarters.
Thousands of veterans return from overseas every year, and each faces unique challenges, while assimilating back into civilian life and pursuing an education. According to a survey by the American Council on Education (ACE), sixty-two percent of veterans and military service members are the first in their family to attend college, compared to 43 percent of non-military students.
“Veterans possess a very valuable set of skills and experiences that can benefit the greater Los Angeles community, and UCLA gives its veteran students the tools to succeed academically and personally,” Rosland Capital CEO Marin Aleksov said. “We’re happy to lend a hand to support these veteran students on their educational journey.”
Rosland Capital’s donation will help the VRO address issues of readjustment to civilian and campus life, support mental and physical health, offer specialized orientation programs and support groups and provide financial and emergency aid that address veterans’ individual needs.
“UCLA is grateful for the support and commitment of Rosland Capital towards ensuring that our veteran students at UCLA have the resources to continue to overcome obstacles and pursue their dreams,” Emily Ives, Program Director, Veterans Resource Office said.
Rosland Capital has a solid track record helping Los Angeles’ veteran population. From participating in Walk for Warriors 5K events to developing a limited edition coin with proceeds supporting Fisher House Foundation’s veterans initiatives, as well as programs benefiting the American Red Cross, Rosland Capital strives to continually support the brave men and women that have served our nation.